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FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

FACT - Friends of Alum Creek and Tributaries

Volunteers working to preserve and protect the quality & beauty of the Alum Creek watershed and promote environmentally responsible recreation, educational opportunities, & citizen participation at many levels.

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We're hiring for two exciting positions: Watershed Resource Specialist and Stormwater Field Technician!
The Watershed Resource Specialist is a leader with great project management and communication skills who helps develop Watershed Plans.

The Stormwater Field Technician is mainly outdoors using GIS to conduct inspections on construction sites, conservation easements and more to make sure our waterways stay clean. A passion for natural resources conservation is a plus for both positions!

Learn more about these two unique opportunities and apply on our website: www.franklinswcd.org/employment-opportunities
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Papaw fruit is growing on trees within the damp understories of our riparian woodlands. Here is today's photo from the Alum Creek in Columbus. Please do not pick anything from trees nor remove from off parkland properties and along public trails. Thanks for leaving these for the wildlife and preserving our watershed's ecology. Read more in Metro Park's blog Sept 2016. www.metroparks.net/blog/pondering-pawpaws/ ... See MoreSee Less

Papaw fruit is growing on trees within the damp understories of our riparian woodlands. Here is todays photo from the Alum Creek in Columbus. Please do not pick anything from trees nor remove from off parkland properties and along public trails. Thanks for leaving these for the wildlife and preserving our watersheds ecology. Read more in Metro Parks blog Sept 2016. https://www.metroparks.net/blog/pondering-pawpaws/

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Pro tip: properly ripe pawpaws can be found fallen onto the ground under the tree overnight. Fruit still on the trees is not yet ripe. If you do try eating one that you find intact on the ground (outside of protected parklands), be sure to replant the large black seeds somewhere else where they might thrive within the natural corridor. Pawpaws are native trees and they are indeed special.

Excellent clean up at newest park development within FACTs watershed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Otterbein University

City Government of Westerville, Ohio

Excellent accomplishments by great volunteers! Thanks to the 26 hard workers helping FACT on a warm Saturday morning. Another beautiful looking and positive impact for the watershed.

Great job!

Alum Creek Trail connector in the works via Mock Road.Mock Road new sidepath funding update. July 19, 2021 Columbus City Council meeting, highlights. "INCREASING GREENWAYS IN COLUMBUS: President Pro Tem Elizabeth Brown, chair of the Recreation and Parks Committee is sponsoring ordinance 1183-2021 to enter into a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for the 2020 Clean Ohio Trails Fund Alum Creek Trail - Mock Road Connector Project and accept a grant in the amount of $485,000. This funding will build a 1.2 mile trail connector from Alum Creek Trail to Mock Road. Constructing a greenway trail along Mock Road and Parkwood Avenue helps achieve the City’s goal of providing safe, easy access to greenways and outdoor experiences for every neighborhood." This shared-use path (10' wide) will run mostly east/west between E. Hudson St./Parkwood Ave. ~ Mock Park ~Mock Rd/Sunbury Rd. Stay tuned for design plans, construction updates, photos and more news. Reported project cost = $1,678,415. goo.gl/maps/2ouoH1AVe4FZy3Kz6 ... See MoreSee Less

Alum Creek Trail connector in the works via Mock Road.